Partying Notre Dame students force university to pivot to online classes after COVID spike
NOTRE DAME, Indiana - The University of Notre Dame has replaced in-person classes with online schooling for the next two weeks amid a spike in positive coronavirus cases of people on campus.
Since classes resumed August 10, Notre Dame has recorded what it called a "steady increase" in positive rates among students, mainly seniors living off-campus, the university said. As of midday Tuesday (August 18), 147 people have tested positive among the 927 tested since Aug. 3.
The university said it traced cases to off-campus parties or gatherings.
All but one of the positive cases involved students and most lived off-campus.
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